Visual Processing Impairment II: Evaluation and Intervention for Adult Acquired Brain Injury

Date: May 14-16, 2021
Intended audience: OT, COTA who have attended and completed Visual Processing I. 
PT/PTA welcome to attend (Must have completed Part I), however the course will not be submitted to ASHA for registration. 
Will not be submitted to the MN Board of PT for approved credits.  
of PT for approved credits.  You will receive a certificated of course completion. 
Check in Time: 8:15-8:30 am
Course Time: Day 1: 8:30-4:00 pm, Day 2: 8:15-4:00 pm and Day 3: 8:30-2:30 pm
Location: Virtual through Zoom
Contact Hours: 18.0 
Course Fee: $450.00

Course intended to be completed in full.  If you need to arrive late or leave early the CE department must be notified before course takes place for contact hours to be adjusted.

PT/PTA partial credit:  Hours for partial credit attended will be adjusted on your course certificate and MN board of Approval number removed.  You may still be able to submit the hours attended towards your professional license. 

ASHA: This course will not be submitted for ASHA CEUs as it is based on an OT perspective.  SLPs are welcomed to attend and will receive a certificate of completion.

OT/OTA: You will receive a certificate of course completion with total CE contact hours. M HEALTH Fairview is no longer an approved provider through AOTA. For additional information about CE requirements for license, please see MN Statute 148.6443: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/148.6443

MN statutes 143.6443, subdivision SUBD.2 “Standards for determining the qualified education activities” will continue to be utilized in determining appropriate OT related CE courses.

Group Discounts: 

If three people from the same organization register for a course, each person will receive a 10% discount. Four or more registered will receive a 15% discount. Please email or call ahead of time with the names of the people who will be registering as a group, [email protected] or 612-672-5607.

Course Description:

 A continuation of the Part One course, this intensive, interactive course hones the participant’s clinical reasoning skills in selecting the best OT assessments and interventions for adults with visual processing impairment from acquired brain injury from stroke, traumatic brain injury, and degenerative neurological diseases.
Course participates will:

  • Complete experiential activities to develop greater insight into assessment and intervention.
  • Analyze videos of client performance to identify behaviors that indicate specific types of vision impairment.
  • Work through case scenarios to practice selecting the most appropriate assessments and design the most effective interventions that align with the OT scope of practice.
  • Practice interpreting and documenting assessment results in a way that provides a clear picture of the client’s limitations in vision performance and strong justification for occupational therapy intervention.
  • Identify when and how to seek assistance from eye doctors to obtain optimal client outcomes.

Speaker:

 Mary Warren PhD, OT, SCLV, FAOTA is Associate Professor Emerita of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Dr. Warren developed the Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation at UAB and served as its program director and as Co-Director of the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation before retiring in 2018. She continues to teach as adjunct faculty in the certificate program. Dr. Warren is an internationally recognized authority in occupational therapy intervention for adults with age-related eye disease and vision impairment from acquired brain injury. Dr. Warren is the author of the Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for Adults (biVABA), co-editor of the textbook: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults with Low Vision and has contributed chapters to several rehabilitation textbooks including Pedretti‘s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction. Her awards include Fellow of the American Occupation Therapy Association for her work in vision rehabilitation; the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Envision Foundation, the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UAB School of Health Professions and the Award of Merit from the American Occupational Therapy Association for her leadership in vision rehabilitation.

Financial disclosure:  Visabilities receives an honoraria for Mary Warren speaking and teaching on this topic.  Visabilities gets all income from sales of the biVABA and workshops and Mary is an employee of the company.
Mary Warren also teaches an online graduate course for OT Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 
Non-Financial: Mary Warren has no non-financial disclosures to disclose. 

Objectives:

  • Select appropriate assessments to screen for visual impairment in adult clients with acquired brain injury.
  • Use appropriate procedures and protocols to administer assessments to identify clients with deficits in visual acuity, visual field, oculomotor function and visual attention.
  • Accurately interpret results of visual field, visual attention, visual acuity and oculomotor assessments and link vision impairment to occupational limitations.
  • Document assessment results to clearly describe the client’s limitations and provide a strong justification for occupational therapy intervention.
  • Set appropriate goals for the client.
  • Select and design evidence-based, effective interventions to address occupational limitations caused by visual processing impairment and maximize the client’s ability to complete daily occupations.
Day One
8:15 am Course Open to Log on; test audio and video
8:30-11:30 Framework guiding evaluation and intervention
  •  Screening and intervention for deficiencies in focusing and acuity
11:30-12:00 LUNCH
12:00-4:00 Focusing and acuity ( continued)
  •   Screening and intervention for oculomotor impairment
  •   Questions/Adjourn
Day Two
8:00 Course open to log on; test audio and video 
8:15-11:30
  •    Questions (15 minutes)
  •    Screening and intervention for visual field deficit
  •    Oculomotor impairment

11:30-12:00   LUNCH

12:00-4:00 Visual field deficits (Continued)
              Questions/Adjourn
Day Three
8:00 Course open to log on; test audio and video
8:30-11:30 Screening and intervention for hemi-inattention and neglect
11:30 Lunch

12:00-2:30 Hemi-inattention and neglect ( continued)

  •     Questions/Adjourn

Breaks will be added throughout each day total of 30 minutes each day

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